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Florida Megachurch Pastor Arrested After Defying Order Not To Hold Gatherings

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:02

The county sheriff said Howard-Browne's "reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk."

Ford To Build 50,000 Ventilators At Michigan Auto Parts Plant

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:29

The automaker is working with GE Health to build a simple ventilator licensed from a small medical technology firm. The government has been pushing automakers to help make the vital medical equipment.

Coronavirus: U.S. Still Seeing Thousands Of Flights, Despite A Drop In Air Travel

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:24

"The U.S. domestic market is so large that even a substantial decrease leaves a lot of traffic in the sky," says Ian Petchenik, of the aviation tracking site

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Marines Halt Recruits Going To Basic Training At Parris Island, S.C.

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:12

The U.S. Marine Corps won't be shipping new recruits this week to one of its two U.S. training centers. Last week four people at the Parris Island, S.C. installation tested positive for COVID-19.

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Watch: Coronavirus Task Force Holds Briefing After Extending Distancing Guidelines

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:45

The White House coronavirus task force convened a news conference following a concession by the Trump administration that normalcy won't be restored by Easter or maybe even this spring.

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WHO Official Defends Guidance: 'We're Not Seeing' Airborne Transmission

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:23

Dr. Hanan Balkhy of the World Health Organization says the evidence so far is that the coronavirus doesn't seem to linger in the air. Some virus transmission experts have criticized this guidance.

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Van Gogh Painting Stolen After Thieves Apparently Smash Dutch Museum Entrance

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:03

The painting, titled "The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884," was stolen early Monday morning from the Singer Laren Museum near Amsterdam. Police say the thieves smashed a glass entrance.

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'The Danish Way Is Working': Prime Minister Hints At A Gradual Reopening For April

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:50

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is expressing cautious optimism that her country will be able to begin a gradual reopening after Easter. "The Danish way of doing things is working," she said Monday.

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The U.S. Was Already Deep In Debt. This Year's Deficit Will Be 'Mind-Boggling'

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:23

The economic rescue package just passed by Congress will push this year's budget deficit above $3 trillion. Such huge levels of deficit spending used to set off alarm bells in Washington, but no more.

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Cuomo Makes Plea To Medical Workers Nationwide: 'Please Come Help Us In New York'

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:20

Cuomo said more than 66,000 people have tested positive in the state for coronavirus, accounting for nearly half of all cases in the U.S. About 36,000 of those cases are in New York City.

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Authors, Publishers Condemn The 'National Emergency Library' As 'Piracy'

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 14:44

Citing the coronavirus, the Internet Archive expanded its lending program for the digital copies of millions of books. But many writers and publishers say it is sharing their work without permission.

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How Winston Churchill Pulled Britain Through The Early Years Of WWII

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:56

In The Splendid And The Vile, author Erik Larson details the British prime minister's first year in office, during which England endured a Nazi bombing campaign that killed more than 44,000 civilians.

How Do You Wash Your Hands To Fend Off Coronavirus If Water Is Scarce?

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:55

One of the top pieces of advice is: Wash your hands to prevent infection. But millions of people don't have access to running water.

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Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:40

A map of confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19 around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

Japan 'On The Brink' But Government Resists Declaring Coronavirus State Of Emergency

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:42

Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. The Japan Medical Association has called for declaring an emergency that would likely lead to a 3-week lockdown.

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Famed Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Hospitalized Due To COVID-19 Complications

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:38

Domingo's reported hospitalization comes just days after he posted a message on Facebook saying it was his "moral obligation" to reveal he tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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Pregnant Women Worry About Pandemic's Impact on Labor, Delivery and Babies

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:57

As pregnant women and their doctors consider how the COVID-19 epidemic is affecting pregnancy and care, maternity wards across the country are reconsidering policies on deliveries and visitors.

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Macy's Furloughs Most Of Its 130,000 Workers

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:56

Citing the pandemic's "heavy toll" on its business, Macy's says it's furloughing the majority of its employees. Its stores have been closed since March 18 and there's no sign when they will reopen.

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Arrives In New York To Ease Coronavirus Pressure

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:58

The Comfort will use its roughly 1,000 beds to treat patients who do not have the coronavirus disease but who urgently need other care.

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Technology To Clean And Reuse PPE Is Being Deployed To Hotspot Hospitals

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:06

An Ohio-based research group just got expedited FDA approval of its PPE decontamination system after pleas to the White House from the governor. The system cleans up to 80,000 pieces of PPE at a time.

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